Ransom Wines & Spirits Rye, Barley, Wheat Whiskey (93.4 proof)
Item Number: 9829
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Rye / Barley / Wheat
Type: Spirits - Whiskey
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 46.7
Ransom's Rye, Barley, Wheat Whiskey is carefully crafted using the finest traditions in distilling. It has been distilled in hand hammered, direct fire, alambic copper pot stills, and only the very best portion of the cuts, "heart of the hearts," has been kept for this spirit. The mash bill and barrel program, along with meticulous attention to fermentation and distillation, results in a whiskey of unprecedented depth, complexity and body. This is a truly unique American whiskey.
Grain Bill: Diverse mash bills produce whiskeys that are more evocative and interesting. This whiskey has a rich, complex palate of grain flavors: unmalted rye, malted two-row barley, malted wheat, unmalted Ransom estate-grown six-row barley, crystal malted barley and malted rye.
Distillation: 100% pot distilled in Ransom's Prulho 265-gallon and 660-gallon alambic copper stills. All cuts made by smell and taste. 24% re-distilled from whiskey originally column distilled in Lawrenceburg.
Aging: To protect and enhance the delicate cereal flavors, the conventional heavily charred new oak was traded in favor of used 60-gallon toasted French oak barrels, most of which formerly held Pinot Noir. These barrels contribute weight and depth to the spirit without erasing or obscuring the character of the grain. Aged in used French oak wine barrels for a minimum of 24 months.
Tasting Notes: Rich aromatics of hazelnut shortbread and sugar cookie provide an approachable counterbalance to earthy spice notes from the rye. On the palate, a smooth entry with flavors of amoroso sherry and brown butter continues to build in breadth and viscosity. The finish is lush and enduring, with sweet honey notes and a polished hint of baking spices.